2. An extensive and pretty devastating article on the testing fail of the CDC. Again, our regulatory state has been failing us. And coverage from the NYT.
3. At the margin: “Results show that informants were given approximately 70 East German marks worth of rewards more per year in the areas that had access to WGTV, as compared with areas with no reception—ironically an amount roughly equivalent to the cost of an annual East German TV subscription.”
5. Scott Sumner watch the islands. This piece seems to imply that in-migration is a major source of heterogeneity. I’ve also been receiving some emails from Xavier suggested tourist inflow is a major cause of heterogeneity, due to an ever fresh supply of hard to trace cases. No rigorous test yet of that one, but it is certainly in the running as a hypothesis. And if true, it suggests many parts of Africa may not be hit that hard.
10. Beloit University moves to more flexible two-course module system. For now at least.